"The Future Face of ELT in New Zealand"

Date:    Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of November 2017
Location:    Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) Asquith Campus, 120 Asquith Avenue, Mt Albert, Auckland
About:   

English New Zealand, with the support Education New Zealand and Cambridge English, is bringing together experts in the ELT field to share best practice.
There will be a members-only General Meeting on Friday morning with the official opening on Friday at 1 pm.

 

kia anga anamata te ako I te reo ingarihi - it is time to examine how we continue to manage growth and quality in an ever-changing and advancing world.

Speakers

Dr Gad Lim
Dr Gad Lim
Principal Research Manager - Cambridge English

Gad Lim is Principal Research Manager, leading research on the assessment of writing and speaking and on IELTS. His research work is informed by many years of experience as an examiner, item writer, test designer, test development manager, teaching in higher education, and teacher training in Asia, North America, and Europe. Gad reviews for all major language testing journals, and has published articles and chapters on language teaching, performance testing, raters and rating scales, test validation, standard setting, and on the CEFR. 


View Bio
Martin East
Martin East
Associate Professor, University of Auckland

Martin East is currently based in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland.  He works with pre-service teachers of languages in schools and also supervises a range of doctoral students who are investigating different aspects of teaching English as an Additional Language.  His own research focuses on innovative practices in language teaching, learning and assessment.  Martin’s ground-breaking book, Task-Based Language Teaching from the Teachers’ Perspective (John Benjamins Publishers, 2012), explores the challenges of implementing TBLT as innovation in time-limited instructional contexts.


View Bio
Charles Hadfield
Charles Hadfield
Senior Teacher and Author, University of Waikato

Charles Hadfield works at  Waikato Pathways College, University of Waikato. He has been involved in English language teaching, teacher training, and materials writing for four decades. He has worked in Europe, China, Tibet,  francophone Africa, Mozambique, and the UK, with several years’ involvement in teacher development aid projects (training and curriculum development)  in developing countries.  He is author and co-author of several teacher resource books.  His main pedagogical interests are ‘teaching in difficult circumstances’ and the use of ‘creativity’ (one of the founder members of the  “C-group”). Recently he had a two-year spell at Exeter University Postgraduate School of Education teaching on the M Ed TESOL and research programmes. He is married to the well-known ELT author Jill Hadfield.


View Bio
Jill Hadfield
Jill Hadfield
Associate Professor, Language Teacher Education, Unitec, New Zealand

Jill Hadfield has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in Britain, France, China, Tibet, Madagascar and New Zealand, run short courses and seminars for teachers in many other parts of the world and worked as a consultant for the UK’s British Council and Department of International Development, writing materials for and reviewing aid projects in Africa. She is now Associate Professor at Unitec, New Zealand. She has written over thirty books, translated into a total of 17 languages. These include the bestselling Longman Communication Games series, five books in the Oxford Basics series, Classroom Dynamics, a course for primary children: Excellent! published by Longman which was nominated for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, two Teacher Education books: Top Tools for Language Teachers (Pearson) and An Introduction to Teaching English (OUP). Motivating Learning, co-authored with Zoltan Dornyei, was published in 2013 by Routledge in the Research and Resources in Language Teaching series of which she is series editor.  A new book, co-authored with Lindsay Clandfield, Interaction Online has just been published by CUP.


View Bio
Marnie Watson
Marnie Watson
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, ACG Education

Marnie leads a dedicated team responsible for ACG Education’s student recruitment, marketing, admissions and students services. With over 20 years in the international education industry, Marnie is passionate about working with international students, education agents and education providers. She has has studied and worked abroad in diverse cultural and socio-economic environments including 4 years in Singapore, 11 years in Vietnam, 3 years in Indonesia and 3 years in Papua New Guinea (and not to forget half a year studying in NZ!)

After 20 years of counselling students and training agents about study opportunities in NZ, Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Ireland and Holland Marnie feels she can say with confidence that NZ is the best study destination for a student and she is eager to share ideas about how we can encourage and welcome more international students to New Zealand’s shores.


View Bio

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now closed.

Themes include:

  • New approaches to teaching and student assessment
  • New (and old!) technologies: supporting pedagogy and learning
  • Defining, measuring and ensuring quality
  • ELT leadership and management: recruitment, retention, development
  • Marketing in a digital, mobile, uncertain world
  • Student experience, care and wellbeing
  • Other

 

Registration

Early bird and Standard registration rates are listed below for member and non-member schools, and academic and non-academic staff.

   

Early Bird  (closes midnight Friday, 3rd of November) 

Standard
Member -
Academic 
$80.00 incl GST $155.00 incl GST
Member -
Non-Academic 
$287.50 incl GST $375.00 incl GST
Non-Member -
Academic
$140.00 incl GST $210.00 incl GST
Non-Member -
Non-Academic 
$340.00 incl GST $415.00 incl GST
Others -
Non-provider 
$340.00 incl GST $415.00 incl GST

Register Now

 

Sponsorship

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate as a sponsor, exhibitor or both. The various sponsorship packages and opportunities are detailed in the English New Zealand Sponsorship Brochure. 

Download the Sponsorship and Trade Exhibition Opportunities Brochure.

We are happy to discuss other sponsorship options if those outlined do not fit your needs.  Please contact us to talk through opportunities for your presence at our conference.

Key Dates

Call for Papers closed
Sponsorship opens 09/08/17   
Registration opens 28/08/17
Early Bird closes 03/11/17

 

Contact Us

For further information about the Conference and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Contact   Paardekooper and Associates
 Phone     +64 4 562 8259
 Email hayley@paardekooper.nz

 

Conference Timetable and Programme

Download PDF

Register Online Now!

Registration

Conference Location and Directions

Directions

Conference Accommodation

Download PDF